The work-related affordances of business travel: a disaggregated analysis of journey stage and mode of transport

Donald Hislop* (Corresponding Author), Carolyn Axtell

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Abstract

Sociological understanding of how business travellers make use of travel time is somewhat lacking. This article addresses this gap in knowledge via presenting an analysis of survey-based data collected from business people travelling by plane, train and car. Through disaggregating the data by travel mode, journey stage, technology use and task type the article provides a level of granular detail in the general patterns of business travellers’ travel time behaviour not previously provided by other surveys. Utilizing the concept of ‘affordances’, the article shows how the type of work activities undertaken are shaped by the dynamic interaction between the characteristics in the travel environment, the type of work tasks undertaken and work technologies utilized in carrying out these tasks and the active choices of business travellers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)950-968
Number of pages19
JournalWork, Employment & Society
Volume29
Issue number6
Early online date19 Feb 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015

Keywords

  • affordances
  • business travel
  • mobile technology
  • travel environment

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